Duffel bags: what's the best available for <$300

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by portlor80, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. portlor80

    portlor80 Member

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    I've read some of the threads regarding duffel bags, but most of them focus on bags well over my price point.

    Can anyone recommend something for under $300, canvas with leather highlights, medium size (around 20 inches length so plenty small for a carryon), and as "classy" in styling as you can get (so no bright colors, big zippers, etc)
     
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    motosacto Well-Known Member

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    Filson medium duffel -- $295.

    LL Bean vacation bag (all leather) -- $275.

    LL Bean medium zipper duffel -- $150.

    Duluth Trading Company AWOL bags -- (leather $225, firehose/leather $170).

    Duluth Trading Company Firehose/Leather Jammer Duffel -- $130.

    The more expensive ones are nicer (better zippers, better leather, etc.). I flew with a Filson bag for ~100,000 miles last year -- it still looks great. Some of the duffels are ~25" rather than 21" or so, but they'll work fine for carry-on if you don't stuff them too full. Of the items above, I think the LL Bean duffel is probably the best value--decent zipper, ok construction, and 1/2 the price of the (better) Filson.
     

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